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Offline DaveS

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Can anyone recommend a top surgeon in London?
« on: June 04, 2006, 02:38:26 PM »
Hi,
I was wondering whether someone could recommend a top drawer Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in knees based in or close to London?

My problem is I had about 3cm of medial meniscus removed 12 years ago and now I have been told that my knee would seem to have deteriorated further so that the only real cure is a knee replacement and that I should consider this once the current pain becomes intolerable, which is probably not far off.
I am loath to follow this route especially if there is any way to repair the damage instead. I would like to find a surgeon who would consider this option if at all possible.

I am 57 and up until about a year ago remained very active at the gym/bike etc and would like to get back to this lifestyle more.

Any ideas as to who you think could help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Dave S.

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Re: Can anyone recommend a top surgeon in London?
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2006, 02:40:27 PM »
Hi Dave,

Mr. Andrew Williams @ Westminster is supposed to be one of the best knee specialists in the Country. Sorry I don't have any more details for you, but your GP should know of him. Good luck.

Take care,

Laura x
Left knee surgery
08/06/02-L/Release
13/08/03-Fulkerson TTT
05/06/05-Stabilisation & Medialisation/Tendon Transfer
13/01/06-Proximal Hamstring Superior Stabilisation
06/03/06-RSD/CRPS diagnosed
20/07/06 + 03/04/07-Excision of scar tissue
29/05/15-Arthroscopy
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Re: Can anyone recommend a top surgeon in London?
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2006, 02:54:44 PM »
Hi Dave

Andrew Williams was recommended to me too, but he's mega busy and I couldn't get him when I needed arthroscopy to trim my medial meniscus 2 years ago, so his office recommended Stuart Evans (he works with A.Williams and Jonathan Lavelle too), they are at the Chelsea and Westminster hosps and the Lister Hosp. This site is a good source too. I basically asked everybody around me who is in the medical world/or/and had successful knee surgery. Good luck
June 04: arthroscopic surgery to trim medial meniscus tear
April 06: ski injury: torn ACL, further tear in the posterior horn of medial meniscus, bone bruising of lateral fibial plateau. foot cyst excision 24/6/06, ACL recon hamstring, meniscus trim 23/08/06

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Re: Can anyone recommend a top surgeon in London?
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2006, 10:27:14 PM »
Hi Laura & Planetloz,
Thanks for your quick response to my post & for the info. I will follow this up.
If I am to have further surgery then I feel the need to know as much as possible about what is to happen and who will be doing the job. I hope to find someone who can advise me as to all of my options rather than just a knee replacement which seems a bit belt & braces to me.
Good Luck,
Dave S

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Re: Can anyone recommend a top surgeon in London?
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2006, 09:25:38 AM »
Mr Fares haddad did my knee last May and is very well regarded by all the other consultants I have dealt with.

He has his own site now so may be worth a click.

http://www.fareshaddad.com/
ACL Rupture
PCL rupture
MCL rupture
LCL rupture
Posterlateral corner damage (whatever that is)
tears in medial and lateral menisci and so on,
But ....... with nuts and bolts and allographs I can now walk again